The Relationship between Emotional Dimensions of Sustainable Development among the Employees of Readymade Garments (RMG)

abdul rashid abdullah, Ariful Islam

Abstract


Readymade garments (RMG) industry of Bangladesh are lesser revealed to sustainable outlines that originating avoidance related with standard health and safety provisions, labor rights, women safety, child labor, pollution, waste disposal and ground water depletion. Recently there are also several safety hazards by way of fire incidents and building collapses which caused death and injury of thousand or garment workers at Bangladesh. Actually a suitable sustainable development scheme for this industry includes the insights of proper employee involvement based upon what is known (knowledge) and done (behavior). So the study aims to investigate the relationship between knowledge and behavior which reflects the complication between what is in fact known and what is done in case of sustainable issues. The study has used both questionnaire survey and interview procedures on 10 BGMEA registered factories of Chittagong to recognize the connection between knowledge and behavior.  The target populace of the study has been limited only to the white collar employees. However, the study idetified that employee knowledge and behavior of sustainable development contains a moderate, positive relationship (r=.315, n=150, p<0.0005).  The accumulated results can possibly assist both employee and concern industry to explore the critical dynamics to initiate suitable involvement towards sustainable development objectives.


Keywords


Keywords: BGMEA, employee, strategy, sustainable development.

Full Text:

PDF

References


References

Ansary, Mehedi Ahmed and Uttama Barua. "Workplace Safety Compliance Of RMG Industry In Bangladesh: Structural Assessment Of RMG Factory Buildings". International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 14 (2015): 424-437. Web.

Barnes, Niles. "Institutional Attempts To Measure Student Sustainability Knowledge". Sustainability: The Journal of Record 7.2 (2014): 104-108. Web.

Broadbent, D. E. Behaviour. 1st ed. [Place of publication not identified]: Psychology Press, 2015. Print.

Calder, W. "Student Attitudes Towards, And Skills For, Sustainable Development & Employer Attitudes Towards, And Skills For, Sustainable Development". Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 10.2 (2016): 316-318. Web.

Carmi, Nurit, Sara Arnon, and Nir Orion. "Transforming Environmental Knowledge Into Behavior: The Mediating Role Of Environmental Emotions". The Journal of Environmental Education 46.3 (2015): 183-201. Web.

Cervellon, Marie-Cécile and Lindsey Carey. "Consumers' Perceptions Of 'Green': Why And How Consumers Use Eco-Fashion And Green Beauty Products". Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty 2.1 (2011): 117-138. Web.

Chowdhury, Dr. Mohammed, Dr. Zahurul Alam, and Mizanur Rahaman Chowdhury. "RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES AND SUSTAINABLE VALUE CREATION: A CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON READYMADE GARMENTS INDUSTRY OF BANGLADESH". International Journal of Business Quantitative 03.07 (2016): 85-94. Print.

Comyns, Breeda, and Elizabeth Franklin-Johnson. "Corporate Reputation And Collective Crises: A Theoretical Development Using The Case Of Rana Plaza". Journal of Business Ethics (2016): n. pag. Web.

Derlukiewicz, Niki. "Development Of Smart And Sustainable Economy In The European Union". European Journal of Sustainable Development 3.4 (2014): 151-162. Web.

“Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council”. Hamilton-went.on.ca. N.p., 2014. Web. 13 June 2017.

Hopkins, C. "Twenty Years Of Education For Sustainable Development". Journal of Education for Sustainable Development 6.1 (2012): 1-4. Web.

Ki, Chungwha and Youn-Kyung Kim. "Sustainable Luxury Fashion Consumption And The Moderating Role Of Guilt". Fashion, Industry and Education 14.1 (2016): 18-30. Web.

Maichum, Kamonthip, Surakiat Parichatnon, and Ke-Chung Peng. "Application Of The Extended Theory Of Planned Behavior Model To Investigate Purchase Intention Of Green Products Among Thai Consumers". Sustainability 8.10 (2016): 1077. Web.

Moussa, M. "Monitoring Employee Behavior Through The Use Of Technology And Issues Of Employee Privacy In America". SAGE Open 5.2 (2015): n. pag. Web.

Norton, Thomas A., Hannes Zacher, and Neal M. Ashkanasy. "Organisational Sustainability Policies And Employee Green Behaviour: The Mediating Role Of Work Climate Perceptions". Journal of Environmental Psychology 38 (2014): 49-54. Web.

O'Riordan, Tim and Susanne Stoll-Kleemann. "The Challenges Of Changing Dietary Behavior Toward More Sustainable Consumption". Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 57.5 (2015): 4-13. Web.

Polese, Francesca and Regina Lee Blaszczyk. "Fashion Forward: The Business History Of Fashion". Business History 54.1 (2012): 6-9. Web.

Radovic, Sara and Penelope Hasking. "The Relationship Between Portrayals Of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, Attitudes, Knowledge, And Behavior". Crisis 34.5 (2013): 324-334. Web.

Robb, Cliff A. and Ann S. Woodyard. "Financial Knowledge And Best Practice Behavior". Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education 22.1 (2011): n. pag. Web. 4 Mar. 2017.

Roy Choudhury, Asim Kumar. "Green Chemistry And The Textile Industry". Textile Progress 45.1 (2013): 3-143. Web.

RUBIN, DAVID H., LAURIE J. BAUMAN, and JENNIFER L. LAUBY. "The Relationship Between Knowledge And Reported Behavior In Childhood Asthma". Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 10.6 (1989): 307???312. Web.

Saha, Anup Kumar and Kartik Chandra Mondal. "Internal Control Practices Of Readymade Garments Sector (Textile Industry) In Bangladesh". Asian Business Review 1.1 (2015): 67. Web.

Sheldon, Kaley, and Seung-Eun Lee. "LUXURY FASHION BRANDS AND SUSTAINABILITY". Global Fashion Management Conference 5.5 (2015): 773-777. Web.

Wadley, David. "Enough Is Enough: Building A Sustainable Economy In A World Of Finite Resources; The No-Growth Imperative: Creating Sustainable Communities Under Ecological Limits To Growth". Australian Planner 53.2 (2015): 156-158. Web.

Zabin, Iffat. "An Investigation Of Practicing Carroll’S Pyramid Of Corporate Social Responsibility In Developing Countries: An Example Of Bangladesh Ready-Made Garments". IOSR Journal of Business and Management 12.4 (2013): 75-81. Web.

Ziadat, Mamdouh T. AL. "Applications Of Planned Behavior Theory (TPB) In Jordanian Tourism". International Journal of Marketing Studies 6.2 (2014): n. pag. Web.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews, (e-ISSN: 2462-2028, ISSN: 2636-9141) published by Universiti Putra Malaysia Press